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crankygeeks 196 episode

by pcmag

Published December 9, 2009


This is episode 196 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 196:
Does Google Get News?, 2010 Predictions, AT&T Losing iPhone Exclusivity?, and more...

What's new in Episode 196

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOm.com
Andrew Eisner, Community Manager, Retrevo.com
Adam Curry, President, Mevio

The Topics:
Does Google Understand News?

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece titled "How Google Can Help Newspapers," CEO Eric Schmidt argued that Google isn't responsible for killing newspapers. He said that news delivery is going through a natural metamorphosis. Is Google killing newspapers?

Will AT&T Lose Its Exclusive iPhone Deal?

Computerworld's recent predictions for the smartphone market included a forecast that in 2010, AT&T will finally lose its deal as exclusive carrier for the iPhone. Will this happen?

Acer Now Second in Global PC Sales

iSuppli has confirmed a report from rival IDC, assigning Acer the number-two spot in its third-quarter global PC shipment rankings, with Dell in third and HP first. This is the first time Acer has held the second spot.

Hollywood Seeks to Prop Up Movie Prices

ArsTechnica has noted that Hollywood is seeking to keep movie prices high as they go online. For example, studios are putting pressure on companies like Netflix to abide by a "DVD sales window" for several weeks after a film is first released on DVD.

Tech Predictions for the New Year

John and the gang predict what they think might the top tech revelations in 2010!

Topic links:
http://gigaom.com/2009/12/05/does-google-even-understand-what-news-is/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141761/7_smartphone_predictions_for_2010?taxonomyId=15&pageNumber=2
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356655,00.asp
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/12/hollywoods-plan-to-keep-prices-high-as-movies-go-digitaland-why-it-just-might-work.ars
http://www.dvorakuncensored.org/


Run time 32:40
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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